Recipes and Cooking Cheesy Beer and Bacon Soup 3.5 (2) 2 Reviews If you want to indulge for dinner, you can't do any better than this easy, cheesy soup. As an added bonus, it's ready in just 45 minutes, so you won't have to wait long to satisfy your cravings. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on November 8, 2018 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Andy Lyons Total Time: 45 mins Servings: 6 Yield: 8 cups Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 10 slices bacon, chopped ½ cup finely chopped onion ⅓ cup all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon dry mustard or 1 Tbsp. Dijon-style mustard ½ teaspoon dried thyme or oregano, crushed 2 14.5 ounce cans reduced-sodium chicken broth 2 cup frozen diced hash brown potatoes 1 12 ounce bottle beer (not dark) 1 cup heavy cream 1 ½ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese (6 oz.), room temperature 1 ¼ cup shredded white cheddar cheese (5 oz.), room temperature ½ cup chopped green onions Toppers, such as hot pepper sauce and additional bacon Directions In a 4-qt. Dutch oven cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Drain on paper towels, reserving 3 Tbsp. drippings in pan. Add onion to reserved drippings; cook until onion is tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in flour, mustard, and thyme (mixture will be thick). Add broth all at once. Cook and stir until bubbly. Stir in potatoes and beer. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in cream; heat through. Gradually add both cheeses, stirring after each addition until melted. Stir bacon and green onions into soup. If desired, serve with hot pepper sauce and additional bacon slices, cheese, and/or green onions. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 653 Calories 46g Fat 21g Carbs 27g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 6 Calories 653 % Daily Value * Total Fat 46g 59% Saturated Fat 26g 130% Cholesterol 133mg 44% Sodium 1108mg 48% Total Carbohydrate 21g 8% Total Sugars 3g Protein 27g Vitamin C 6mg 30% Calcium 469mg 36% Iron 1.4mg 8% Potassium 472mg 10% Fatty acids, total trans 1g Folate, total 42mcg Vitamin B-12 0.8mcg Vitamin B-6 0.2mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.